Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet

John 13

1 Now a before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that b His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He c loved them to the end. 2 And 1 supper being ended, d the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him, 3 Jesus, knowing e that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He f had come from God and g was going to God, 4 h rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. 5 After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. 6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, i "Lord, are You washing my feet?" 7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you j do not understand now, k but you will know after this." 8 Peter said to Him, "You shall never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, l "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me." 9 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!" 10 Jesus said to him, "He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and m you are clean, but not all of you." 11 For n He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean."

12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, "Do you 2 know what I have done to you? 13 o "You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 p "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, q you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 "For r I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 s "Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 t "If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 18 "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the u Scripture may be fulfilled, v 'He who eats 3 bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.' 4 19 w "Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He. 20 x "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 26:2
    "You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified."
  2. Cross References
    John 12:23
    But Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.
    John 17:1
    Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You.
  3. Cross References
    John 15:9
    As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
  4. Cross References
    Luke 22:3
    Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 11:27
    All things have been delivered to Me by My Fath...
    John 5:20 - 23
    For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all...
    John 17:2
    As You have given Him authority over all flesh,...
    Acts 2:36
    "Therefore let all the house of Israel know ass...
    1 Corinthians 15:27
    For "He has put all things under His feet." But...
    Hebrews 2:8
    You have put all things in subjection under his...
  6. Cross References
    John 8:42
    Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.
    John 16:28
    "I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father."
  7. Cross References
    John 17:11
    Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.
    John 20:17
    Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'
  8. Cross References
    Luke 22:27
    For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.
    Philippians 2:7
    But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
    Philippians 2:8
    And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 3:14
    And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?
  10. Cross References
    John 12:16
    His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.
    John 16:12
    I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
  11. Cross References
    John 13:19
    Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 51:2
    Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleans...
    Psalms 51:7
    Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Was...
    Ezekiel 36:25
    Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and yo...
    Acts 22:16
    'And now why are you waiting? Arise and be bapt...
    1 Corinthians 6:11
    And such were some of you. But you were washed,...
    Ephesians 5:26
    That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the...
    Titus 3:5
    Not by works of righteousness which we have don...
    Hebrews 10:22
    Let us draw near with a true heart in full assu...
  13. Cross References
    John 15:3
    You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
    Ephesians 5:26
    That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.
  14. Cross References
    John 6:64
    But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him.
    John 18:4
    Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 23:8
    But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is y...
    Matthew 23:10
    And do not be called teachers; for One is your ...
    Luke 6:46
    But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do...
    1 Corinthians 8:6
    Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of who...
    1 Corinthians 12:3
    Therefore I make known to you that no one speak...
    Ephesians 6:9
    And you, masters, do the same things to them, g...
    Philippians 2:11
    And that every tongue should confess that Jesus...
  16. Cross References
    Luke 22:27
    For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.
  17. Cross References
    Romans 12:10
    Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.
    Galatians 6:1
    Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
    Galatians 6:2
    Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
    1 Peter 5:5
    Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.
  18. Cross References
    Matthew 11:29
    Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    Philippians 2:5
    Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.
    1 Peter 2:21 - 24
    For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
    1 John 2:6
    He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
  19. Cross References
    Matthew 10:24
    A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
    Luke 6:40
    A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.
    John 15:20
    Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
  20. Cross References
    Matthew 7:24
    Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
    Luke 11:28
    But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!
    James 1:25
    But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
  21. Cross References
    John 15:25
    "But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.'
    John 17:12
    While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 41:9
    Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.
    Matthew 26:23
    He answered and said, "He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me.
  23. Cross References
    John 14:29
    And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.
    John 16:4
    But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
  24. Cross References
    Matthew 10:40
    He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
    Mark 9:37
    "Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me."
    Luke 9:48
    And said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.
    Luke 10:16
    "He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me."
    Galatians 4:14
    And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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